Akshay Patel is Vice President at Morgan Stanley advising companies across the satellite industry value chain. He has worked on the sale of Skybox Imaging to Google, the merger of DigitalGlobe and GeoEye, and the IPO of Intelsat. In addition, Patel published one of the first small satellite market studies in the industry and serves on the advisory board of Accion Systems. Previously, he worked at Lockheed Martin in satellite design. Patel has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University.